Car Hire

Although you will come across a large number of companies offering car hire only eleven actually have branches in the terminal buildings.

These are obviously the easiest and most convenient ones to deal with, as you can collect your luggage and make arrangements to collect your car at the desk directly outside the arrivals halls of both terminals.

If you make a reservation with one of the offsite agencies you will have to catch a minibus to collect your car and another to get back to the terminal building to catch your flight home when you return your car.All of which adds more time and stress on to your journey.

Tips on Driving in Alicante

The first (and most important thing) to remember is to drive on the right hand side of the road.

Unless you drive right off the beaten track the roads in Alicante are very good and well maintained.

On your road map you will see the main roads classified as: Autopista (motorway) with a maximum speed of 120kph: Autovia (dual carriageway).Speed limits from 80 to 140kph.: Carretera Nacional 100 to 60kph: Carretera Comarcal (country roads). 100 to 80kph: Carretera Local (highway). Speeds not usually more than 100kph. Take car when driving in a residential area as the speed limit can be as low a 20kph. If you are towing a trailer/caravan check the speed limits as they will be lower.

It is an easy 9km drive from the airport to the city centre, but if you are staying in Alicante make sure you understand the parking rules and watch out for the no parking signs. Also make sure you do not park anywhere with a yellow kerb.

Parking is also metered in some areas or spaces are marked in blue. You need to buy a ticket to park here from a machine or attendant is present to sell the tickets. Most of these areas have a two hour limit.

If you break the parking laws your car could be towed away and you will find a label on the kerb saying where it has been taken. It is not cheap to get your car back and from personal experience you will probably be dealing with workers who do not speak English.

If you are staying in an apartment or villa then it is more than likely parking is provided.


By Linda Craik Google+


Car Hire Firms

Below are details of the Alicante Airport car hire companies who have desks inside in the terminal buildings:

Auriga Crown car hire at Alicante Airport Auriga Car Rental
Aeropuerto de Alicante

Tel: +34 965 687 918

Avis car hire at Alicante Airport Avis Rent a Car
Aeropuerto de Alicante

Tel: +34 902 109 808

Centauro Rent a Car at Alicante Airport Centauro Rent a Car
Aeropuerto El Altet Alicante

Open 7 days a week 07:00 – 23:59 & Sunday

Tel: +34 965 681 092

Europcar car hire at Alicante Airport Europcar Rental
Alicante El Altet Airport

Tel: +34 965 684 854

Goldcar rent a car at Alicante Airport Goldcar Rental
Alicante Airport

Tel: +34 965 683 362

Hertz Rent a Car at Alicante Airport Hertz Rent a Car
Aueropuerto de Alicante

Opening Hours: May-October Monday-Sunday 07:00-02:00: November-April Monday-Sunday 07:00-24:00

Tel: +34 965 682 760

National Atesa Car Hire at Alicante Airport National Atesa Car Hire
Alicante Airport

Opening hours: 07:00-midnight

Tel: +34 965 682 526

Record Car Hire at Alicante Airport Record Rent A Car
Alicante Airport

Tel: +34 964 34 36 26

Sixt Care hire at Alicante Airport Sixt Car Hire 
Alicante Airport

Opening hours: 7 days a week: 24 horus a day.

Tel:    +34 902 107 326

Sol-Mar rent a car at Alicante Airport Sol Mar Rent A Car 
Alicante Airport

Opening hours: 07:00-midnight. 7 days a week.

Tel: +34 966 919 340

Victoria Car Hire at Alicante Airport Victoria Rent a Car
Aueropuerto de Alicante

Opening hours: 7 days a week: 24 hours a day.

Tel:    +34 96 5830254